Jorian arrived from winter in Belgium to summer in South Africa.
It was during one of the hottest heat waves we had this summer the day Jorian arrived from winter in Belgium. The first day we kept him inside to get used to the climate and smells. He showed no sign of stress so the next day we let him wander around in the garden and meet the other members of this family.
Jorian has, amongst other titels, three Grand International Champions in his line. He was bred by Josee Wijnants Ludo of CurlFantasy in Belgium. We are satisfied that Jorian is beautiful in type and sure of himself, without being aggressive. He shows promise to continue breeding the adorable loving temperament of the American Curl and adding excellent type.
Just a catty way to say "Well hello there. Nice to meet you." That swipe of nails missed by a millimetre but that was the aim.
The older stud Enigma, is something else. Jorian very much wanted to meet the guy, so we introduced them for a short while. Enigma ignored Jorian. A six months old boy is no threat to his ego.
Everything was under control until the teenager made a major mistake.
He took liberties to inspect where it was not permitted for a minor ranking kitten. aghhhh no! use your head Jorian ....to think !
The next moment was a whirling of dust with a black bundle in the center. I did not take a photo, I stripped my blouse and threw it over the black spot and was lucky the blouse covered and confused Enigma. Jorian escaped.
I did not even think to take a photo - too much damage can be done in a minute.
Jorian learned. He now looks away respectfully if Enigma is in view. They take turns playing in the garden. We will not allow them to make physical contact again. Playing with the girls is the most fun they will have and I doubt that they will complain.